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>> tammy: coming up, fighting childhood cancer. >> frank: how several asheville help. news 13 on 5:30 starts now. many of our students work who have family obligations. >> frank: going to school tuition free. next, how community college campus helps take the lead. >> anchor: how close the race is between candidates on both sides ahead of the iowa caucuses. but kind of cutting the legs out from underneath the indy films has really hurt the industry as well. >> frank: transylvania county will be the back drop of a new indy film in production. how they're making do without incentives. this is news 13 at 5:30. >> anchor: for many students
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across the country, the phrase tuition free might sound like an impossible dream. >> reporter: long before president obama proposed the tuition free idea, it's been on a smaller scale. now they're on the move to make it available for more people. >> hopefully that dream will come true. >> reporter: rebecca hencely is on a mission. >> my uncle has cerebral palsy. because of that, it's directed me to do special education. >> reporter: financial hurdles do get in the way.
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allows her to go to school. benefactor martha jane powers created land for the college. >> i just think times are kind of hard for people, you know, and money is college president walter dalton says the expansion means a lot. >> many of our students work. they have a family obligation. this will help them spread their load to a degree and actually help them accelerate through iment isothermal. >> reporter: lessening the financial burden is key.
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>> that's what we're here for. at isothermal, we do it very affordable. you can't beat free. >> reporter: the tuition-free opportunity gives her a fighting chance. >> it gives people a chance to get an education. >> reporter: if you're interested in finding out more about the powers scholarship here at isothermal, just go to our website, wlos.com and click news links. john le, news 13. >> frank: to receive a powers scholarship, you must be a legal rutherford or polk county resident. community service requirements full-time work obligations. >> anchor: new details now in a carolina. two college students accused in who's body was sound in surry david eisenhower and natalie keepers were advised on the charges against them. keepers was helping to dispose
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of the body. eisenhower's high school principal says he was shocked at the allegations against the young male. >> he was a very pleasant young man. very goal driven. focused on his academics but also focused on running. he was an outstanding runner. >> anchor: police have not commented on the cause of death or potential motive. >> frank: here at home, shifting gears to the weather. what kind of day it's been. >> anchor: this was a day you didn't want to let slip through your fingers, right, karen? >> karen: we made up to 67. newland and burnsville, 62. 72 the high today in morganton. right now we are still warm. so if you didn't have a chance to get outdoors today, there is this evening. but you are going to want to pack up the umbrella because we do have rain that's moved in to our region. it is continuing to move mainly
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radar shows some of it moving south ward over the next couple of hours. on through buncombe county in to transylvania county. we'll check out that evening planner for you. it is going to be a mild one. 59 at 7 o'clock. 56 at 11. we really don't cool down much. and also, rainy and warm in the upstate. 62 at 7. 59 at 9. 56 degrees at 11 o'clock. we do have heavier rain in the forecast. more on when that should arrive and how much rain we could pick up. >> frank: after months of stump speeches, polls and debates tonight will finally bring the results for the 2016 presidential campaign. it could be close for republicans and democrats. the latest iowa poll finds five points or less separating the first and second place
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stay with news 13 for details on results of the caucuses tonight on wlos.com on 10 and 11. the north carolina primary is on march 15th and a legal battle continues over the state's new voter id law which will be used for the very first time. it requires voters to show a photo id in order to capacity a ballot. the u.s. justice department and the naacp sued the state over the new law and the case went to federal court last week. closing arguments wrapped up today. supporters say it the curb voter fraud. opponents say it's difficult for seniors. >> the older the voters are, the more likely they are not to have proper id. >> frank: coming up at 6 o'clock, your options this year if you show up to the polls
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without a photo id. >> anchor: big news now for some drivers. >> frank: jaclyn, this is good news . >> jaclyn: take a look. this is what the parkway looks like after we had that recent snow fall. that's why it was closed. there's no word on when the rest of the parkway will open. you can keep up on with closures on the park website. getting a look at your i-240 drive, you can expect stop and go traffic near patton avenue. keep that in mind if you are heading that way on your afternoon commute. that's a look at your on time traffic report brought to you by debruhl's used car superstore. >> anchor: new at 5:30, film crews will be rolling around transylvania county for the next two months shooting an
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independent film. it's happening despite north carolina not offering tax incentives for independent films for more than a year. as we found out today, those projects leave a big exact. >> it's transforming transylvania county in to a hollywood set. >> we wanted to see what we could find here locally. >> reporter: so while james sutels is scouring talent for his independent film, an important role has already been filled for the county. >> economic development still equals economic development. >> reporter: transylvania saw fewer of these casting calls after north carolina dropped its film tax credits to smaller films.
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with the loss of those productions, economic opportunity left, too. >> i want to take the microphone off right now. >> this gives locals a chance to act, to work crew, some a chance to be caterers. >> i got a word this was happening and decided to go for it. >> reporter: there's a shot now at capturing that impact again. sutels, who set his movie purposefully in the mountains, even when bordering states would have saved him money. >> the smaller productions, the indy films are what build the infrastructures for bigger films to produce in this space. >> reporter: local film makers waiting for a call back. >> i do hope the tax incentives come back for the film industry to bring back more of that here. >> reporter: keep an eye out for "seven days until midnight" it's
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going to come out in 2017. another film has wrapped up. next up . >> frank: today marks the beginning of a four day campaign to fight childhood cancer. white duck taco and other restaurants are giving a portion of proceeds. it's sponsored by the green side up foundation. all you have to do is go out and eat. and 10% of your bill will be donated. >> we just want to give back. we want to try to help, you know, others as much as our locals help us. >> frank: you can also dine out for children's cancer at nila, isis bystro.
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>> frank: mixed results on wall street today. the dow was down 17 points ending trading at 16449. nasdaq picked up 6 and closed at 4620. happening now, the henderson county board of commissioners is holding a public hearing right now to consider incentives plant. the package is worth $51,000. years. the plant would create 26 new jobs at a salary that's above the average wage in henderson county. no word yet on where it might be located. buncombe county is expected to dole out some big money to an asheville brewery this week. >> anchor: that's right. highwire brewery. as an incentive to keep the new facility and any new jobs in the
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$22,000 taxpayer incentive. the new highwire location opened in fall in biltmore village. >> we just hired our 15th person. yesterday was his first day. yeah, it's been huge to be able to stay here and bring all those jobs and economic development here in asheville and buncombe county. >> anchor: commissioners are expected to vote on the economic incentive for highwire at their meeting tomorrow. >> frank: the cause of this outbreak still unknown. dozens of customers in several states reported getting sick after reported eating at chipotle restaurants. to win back customers, chipotle is offering discounts for super bowl weekend. i'm sure they will be very busy. >> anchor: it's hard to believe we still have piles of snow on the ground after a day like this.
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>> frank: i think this was spring weather, karen. >> karen: yes, in a big way. remember we had record snow. it's going to take a while for it all to melt off. do the trick. heavy rain in the forecast. i'll show you when. also a few storms. eventually that chill returns. more on when you'l (vo) if you have type 2 diabetes, you may know what it's like to deal with high... and low blood sugar. januvia (sitagliptin) is a once-daily pill that, along with diet and exercise, helps lower blood sugar. januvia works when your blood sugar is high and works less when your blood sugar is low, because it works by enhancing your body's own ability to lower blood sugar. plus januvia, by itself, is not likely to cause weight gain
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now your news 13 skywatch weather. >> karen: we see fog and a little bit of light rain on our leicester carpet sales news13 sky cam network up at coal springs ranch. still some lingering. like hope mentioned, it's taking a while for it all to melt off. 50 degrees at that elevation, it will happening probably over the next couple of days. meanwhile, that rain is going to be happening around many mountain locations over the next couple of hours.
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we see this band of rain slowly pushing southeast ward, now moving across buncombe county on in to northern henderson county within the next hour. so if you do have evening plans outside, i would definitely go ahead and pack up the umbrella. we're not looking at heavy rain but just some of that light rain. 61 degrees at asheville. we see those clouds on our unca cam. winds out in the north at 6 miles per hour. 66 degrees and looking good on this paris mountain cam behind us. current conditions. we have a front that has stalled out across the mountains and the upstate. this is the trigger for the rain. bringing in that light rain that we're going to have on and off throughout the overnight. as we put the future cast in to motion midnight on, we see this
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warm front actually right over our region. but then cooler air pushing in for tomorrow. we're still talking warmer than average temperature. cooler than what we've been dealing with today. as this area of high pressure moves in, it's going to be a cloudy day with scattered showers on tuesday. tuesday at 6 o'clock, things are about to change. we'll see that rain certainly pick up ahead of our next incoming cold front. some of this rain could be quite heavy at times. we also have a few thunderstorms that are going to be forming ahead of the front. we dry out behind that front late on wednesday. eventually we turn cooler and begin to feel a little more like february. future cast showing mainly light rain during the overnight on in to the morning commute. then that rain picks up a little bit later in the afternoon.
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that wednesday morning commute could be a challenge with the heavy rain and thunderstorms. how much rain are we talking about here? anywhere from one to two inches in the region. heaviest rain in places like burnsville and newland. low 40s in many mountain locations. tomorrow a high near 57 in asheville. 58 in hendersonville. cooler than today but still very warm for early february. quick look at that seven day forecast shows we cool back down later in the week with highs in the 40s. lows in the 20s. a look at the upstate seven day forecast also shows that late week cool down. >> hope: let's check out that "see it, shoot it, send it" picture. >> frank: wow, he got real close. send us your pictures and video at wlos.com. are e-mail it to pics@wlos.com. comic books come to life in
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moment. >> reporter: when natural beauty is all around us, it's only natural to do whatever it takes to capture it. fred brown knows it when he sees it. through his lens, almost everything looks larger than life life. he's not shooting supermodels. bret specializes in superheroes. >> batman and mr. freeze. kinetic action going on. >> reporter: the local cartoonist takes advantage of ideal conditions for a photo opportunity.
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thought, hey, i got some figures that would look good in the snow. i've been calling it action figures through photographer on my website. >> reporter: whatever you call it, bret constantly takes it to the next level. >> panels like a comic strip. >> reporter: you could say his hobby is both creative and practical. they're all in his office. brent's collected thousands of ththm since the 1970s. >> people who don't know that grown men play with action figures kind of go, you ain't right. >> reporter: which is a pretty fair question. >> you ain't right. >> reporter: no one had to tell brent to go outside and play in the snow.
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part comes oh so naturally. >> people watching wonder what in the heck i'm doing. >> reporter: john le, news 13.
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months >> anchor: we're following two big stories for you tonight. >> tammy: first a teen is indicted to providing support to isis. how he was also linked to an unsolved murder case. >> anchor: investigation underway after a death of a child. what a family member believes happened to the little boy. >> tammy: we have the breaking details on news 13 at 6:00 starting right now. now from western north carolina's news leader, this is news 13 at 6:00. >> larry: off the top tonight, a
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